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Laurel A. Florio, J.D.
Conservation easements have been utilized as a primary tool for land protection in the United States for approximately thirty years. The movement started in the Northeastern part of the country and has slowly, but steadily, made its way to the Southeast; the Mississippi Alluvial Valley to be specific.
Answers on subsurface mining below conservation easements.
When natural forests are threatened by deforestation or climate change, the best hope for the survival of certain at risk tree species may be to include them in agroforestry plots managed by small farmers, according to new research.
Daryll E. Ray; Harwood D. Schaffer
The failed Senate bill reattached conservation compliance to the crop/revenue insurance program that was subsidized by the Federal Government.
Resources First Foundation - RFF
Excerpts from Iowa's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) applicable to Private Landowners.
Timothy Cama, E&E News reporter
An ongoing fight over tax breaks for conserving privately owned land — and accusations that some people are using them as a tax shelter — is spurring an expensive lobbying battle involving landowners and conservationists.
Resources First Foundation - RFF
What is a Soil and Water Conservation District? Across the United States, nearly 3,000 conservation districts - almost one in every county - are helping local people to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources.
A group of ranching and conservation organizations have formed a broad-based coalition to enhance ranching practices that consider important conservation issues throughout the West.
Excerpts from Mississippi's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) applicable to Private Landowners.
Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.
Working Lands for Wildlife
Learn about the USDA-NRCS Working Lands for Wildlife's approach to conservation in the sagebrush-steppe and Great Plains Grasslands in this public presentation.
K Gregg Elliott
To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...
USDA NRCS https://www.landcan.org/article/Conservation-helps-landowners-drought-proof-farms-ranches/1107/
Uniform Law Commission
Although traditional uses of land for industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural purposes have continued, conservation and historic preservation have become important as well.
This article includes ideas on how to improve your operation environmentally and economically.
Jennifer Carrico https://www.landcan.org/article/Government-company-agreementwill-help-farmers-improve-conservation-practices/951/
Christopher B. Johnson
One tool for estate planners is the conservation easement, by which a landowner voluntarily restricts his or her land from being developed, restricts the amount of development or protects existing features, like a building facade with historic value.
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Conservation easement income tax credits are a land preservation tool available to help Colorado landowners preserve their working farms and ranches and protect wildlife habitat and scenic views.
Indiana Wildlife Federation
Indiana’s involvement in the development of the Mid-America Monarch Conservation Strategy prompted the planning of an Indiana Monarch Conservation Summit, held in September 2017, to organize over 40 Hoosier conservation partners with an interest in monarch butterfly conservation and habitat restoration, and kickstart a collaborative effort to draft the Indiana Monarch Conservation Plan.
A Mississippi cattleman is using native grasses in a 200-acre intensive grazing operation that is both efficient and environmentally friendly.& ...